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Landing Craft Utility LCU-1317
Landing Ship Utility LSU-1317 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-1317 (1944 - 1949)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Memorial Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 April 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, 27 June 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT-1317 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater serving as part of the South Pacific Force
  • Designation changed to Landing Ship Utility LSU-1317 in 1949
  • LSU-1317 served in the Korean War zone, dates unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-1317 135k US troops prepare to disembark from LSU-1317 at "Charley" Pier, near Inchon's Tidal Basin, 29 December 1950. Wolmi-Do island is in the background, with Sowolmi-Do island in the left distance. Photographer: AF3 F.O. Furuichi. Note cold weather clothing worn by these men.
    US Navy photo # NH 97080, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    LCT-1317 57k LSU-1317 in drydock #4 Naval Station Sasebo, Japan, 1952. Andy Jackson

    There is no DANFS history of LCT(6)-1317 / LSU-1317 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The Official Home Page of the World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 3 March 2017